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Michael Klinger: Melbourne Renegades coach puts nomination for Big Bash League crowd catch at the Docklands Stadium

Dixit Bhargav

Michael Klinger: Melbourne Renegades coach puts nomination for Big Bash League crowd catch at the Docklands Stadium

Michael Klinger: The coach of Melbourne Renegades proved his fielding skills outside the boundary rope at the Docklands Stadium.

During the 49th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat in Melbourne, former Australia batsman and current Melbourne Renegades coach Michael Klinger proved his fielding skills on the back of an impressive reflex catch at the beyond rope.

It all happened on the first delivery of the 11th over when Renegades wicket-keeper batsman Sam Harper (57) pulled a rank short delivery by Lewis Gregory for a six over deep square leg.

Klinger, who was being interviewed by host broadcaster Fox Sports, was made aware about the ball coming his way. Having just turned back, Klinger fancied a catching opportunity and didn’t waste it by completing a nice and clean catch.

Given how the 40-year old had a maximum of a couple of seconds to complete the catch, Klinger earned appreciation from the on-field anchor and commentators for still having it in him.

Klinger, who has been coaching Renegades since last season, has had a terrible start to his coaching career for the Aaron Finch-led team has only won six out of their 27 matches under Klinger.

The recently concluded match against Brisbane Heat at the Docklands Stadium witnessed the hosts getting bundled out for 147 in 18.4 overs in a 174-run chase.

Playing only his second match for Heat this season, Marnus Labuschagne won the ‘Man of the Match’ award for scoring 49 (31) and picking bowling figures of 2-0-10-1 which included Harper’s priced scalp.

Michael Klinger puts nomination for Big Bash League crowd catch

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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